Trinity Western University

FAQ'S

MAJORS AND MINORS:

1.      HOW MANY CREDITS DO I NEED FOR A MAJOR? 

  • You will typically need 122 semester hours to complete your major. However, most majors require 42 semester hours in your field of study, with 24 of those semester hours being upper-level credits (300 or 400 level).
  • You must also have 42 semester hours of upper-level credit overall (this includes the 24 semester hours from your major requirements).
  • However, please note that these requirements may vary depending on the program that you are in. Please check your program checklist for the number of required courses to complete your major: http://twu.ca/academics/advising/checklists/default.html

 2.      HOW MANY CREDITS DO I NEED FOR A CONCENTRATION OR A MINOR?

  • For a concentration, you will typically need 30 semester hours. Please note that 12-15 semester hours of the 30 semester hours need to be upper-level courses. However, this may vary depending on your field of study.
  • For a minor, you will typically need 24 semester hours.  Please note that at least 12 of these semester hours need to be upper-level courses. However, this may vary depending on your field of study.
  • Click on this link to find the concentration and minor requirements for your specific program: http://twu.ca/academics/advising/

3.      CAN THE SAME COURSE COUNT FOR BOTH A MAJOR AND A MINOR?

  • No, the same course cannot be counted for both a major and a minor. If courses are cross-listed, this will only satisfy the requirement for a major or a minor. In this case, you must then choose where you would like that course to count. 

 4.      WHAT IS THE ACADEMIC ADVISING PROCESS FOR A SECOND MAJOR?

  • First, you must determine whether the second major that you have selected is a double major or a double degree.
  • Double majors only apply to two majors that fall under the same degree designation (e.g. Bachelor of Science with a double major in Biology and Chemistry or Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Psychology and English).
  • Double degrees only apply to two majors that fall under different degree designations (e.g. a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology)
  • The Academic Advising process for double majors and degrees involves the student choosing one official Academic Advisor. However, it is recommended that students with double majors or degrees choose a second unofficial Academic Advisor who specializes in their second major/degree.

5.      WHEN DO I NEED TO DECLARE MY MAJOR AND HOW DO I DECLARE MY MAJOR?

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